Comparing Ed Yang and Preston Sturges? :confused: Isn’t that like comparing apples and sheet metal?
Why am I such a sucker for this stuff?
1. Black Narcissus
2. The Searchers
4. A Man Escaped
5. The Passion of Joan of Arc
7. Meet Me in St. Louis
8. Stars in My Crown
9. Leon Morin, Priest
10. The Wild Child-————————————————————-
11. The Purple Rose of Cairo
12. The Man with the Movie Camera
13. Mr. Thank You
14. Taxi Driver
15. My Darling Clementine
18. The Shop Around the Corner
19. Days of Heaven
20. Late Spring
Like a lot of other people here, this list could change significantly if I were to to it tomorrow. Also, holding myself to 10 is pure insanity. I won’t stand for it. Obviously the second set is there because I need you to fully understand my cinematic taste. Please enjoy.
Oh well, not a bad start for my first post ever. Although I am not prepared to think about 10 films, I can throw out at least my top 5.
1. Seven Samurai
2. The Prestige
4. Space Odyssey 2001 (would be higher than aliens if it hadn’t ended like that)
5. The Matrix
Theres this Hong Kong movie that everybody owes themselves to watch – Peking Opera Blues. I believe it marks the epitome of HK cinema of the 80s, when it was at its peak.
Anybody else agrees?
Nathan, Black Narcissus at 1? That is a ballsy and interesting choice – but I dig it; great, great film.
Getting quiet around here.
@B-Rad – It’s a personal list. Black Narcissus has a lot of personal meaning to me. I would never expect to see it on anyone else’s list, much less at the #1 spot. In fact, using intersubjective criteria, I’d venture to say that The Red Shoes and The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp are better films. But I prefer Black Narcissus to both and I’d take A Canterbury Tale over The Red Shoes any day.
The Third Man
2001: A Space Odyssey
Fires on the Plain
Soy Cuba/I Am Cuba
2001: A Space Odyssey
My Neighbour Totoro
Once Upon A Time in America
I can’t be absolutely positive this is my top ten but it’s pretty close. :)
Totoro and 2001? I can dig it. Have you seen Whisper of the Heart Eastyboy?
I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ve got it recorded off the TV and have been meaning to watch it for a while. Must get round to that :)
L’Avventura (Antonioni)Maborosi (Kore-eda)Mirror (Tarkovsky)Sunrise (Murnau)Sansho the Bailiff (Mizoguchi)Casque d’or (Becker)The General (Keaton)Pather Panchali (S. Ray)Raise the Red Lantern (Yimou)Miller’s Crossing (Coens)
How are you, Kingsley? Nice choices at the bottom of your list
Where art thou, vintage coens?
I guess I’ll post mine now (reluctantly)
All Quiet on the Western Front
2001: A Space Odyssey
Tree of Life
Singin’ in the Rain
ah christ need to fit like three more films on that list . . .
I gotta go with twenty
The Godfather II
The Shop on Main Street
No Country for Old Men
The Magnificent Ambersons
Bonnie & Clyde
The Maltese Falcon
Anatomy of a Murder
The Wizard of Oz
2001: A Space Odissey, Stanley Kubrick
A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick
Persona, Ingmar Bergman
Requiem for a Dream, Darren Aronofsky
Before Sunrise/Before Sunset, Richard Linklater (i can’t choose only one)
Antichrist, Lars Von Trier
The Fountain, Darren Aronofsky
The Hours, Stephen Daldry
The Wizard of Oz, Vitor Fleming
Spiritual Voices (Alexander Sokurov, 1995)
The Hart of London (Jack Chambers,1970)
Histoire(s) du Cinema (Jean-Luc Godard, 1988-1998)
Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (Wang Bing, 2003)
As I was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (Jonas Mekas, 2000)
Le Fond de l’air est Rouge (Chris Marker, 1977)
RUHR (James Benning, 2009)
The Seasons (Artavazd Peleshian, 1975)
Star Spangled to Death (Ken Jacobs, 2004)
Hitler: A Film from Germany (Hans Jurgen Syberberg, 1977)
You sure love your ridiculously long films don’t you Noli?
The Wild Bunch
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia
The 5 Deadly Venoms
The Godfather Part 2
Once Upon A Time In America
The French Connection
The Big Lebowski
Nice observation. Also, these are mostly non-narrative films.
Kiss Me Deadly – Aldrich
Gun Crazy – Lewis
Cat People – Tourneur
Rules Of The Game – Renoir
The Big Heat – Lang
Playtime – Tati
Touch Of Evil – Welles
Evil Dead 2 – Raimi
Ali: Fear Eats The Soul – Fassbinder
Gleaners and I – Varda
Sullivans Travels – Sturges
I’m a sucker for things like this too, so I’ll chime in just for the hell of it:
Rear Window (Hitchcock)
The New World (Malick)
Sweet Smell of Success (Mackendrick)
The Conformist (Bertolucci)
Out of the Past (Tourneur)
Sherlock, Jr. (Keaton)
Rio Bravo (Hawks)
Apocalypse Now (Coppola)
Personal favorites, in no particular order, and changes daily:
8 1/2 (Fellini)
The Thin Red Line (Malick)
Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick)
Synecdoche, New York (Kaufman)
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (Fassbinder)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Dominik)
Stardust Memories (Allen)
Mulholland Drive (Lynch)
That’s a nice list Matt, love to see The Thin Red Line over ToL… screw all these johnny come latelies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
La Dolce Vita
Liable to change
Axelumog- it was hard picking just one Malick, they’re all so great. If it wasn’t Thin Red Line, it would have been Days of Heaven.
Eyes Wide Shut.
Murmur of the Heart.
Nights of Cabiria.
Pink Floyd The Wall.
The Third Man.
Oh, and you all know you want Cleaners on this list as much as I do. FYC. FYC. Oscar. FYC.
@douglas: LOL AMPAS don’t take cardboard box stabbings too kindly :)
If that’s the case – I’m curious of why they decided to nominate Jessica Lange for anything… ;)